The Story of “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus (2021)
“When “Teenage Dirtbag” was released in July of 2000, the track failed to make an impact in the US. Worldwide, however, the success of the song was an ENTIRELY different story. Teenage dirtbag topped the charts in the UK and Australia and cemented its place as a Millennial anthem across Europe for years to come. In recent years, however, “Teenage Dirtbag” seems to finally be getting the love that it deserves stateside as it’s become omnipresent on Tik Tok and Music Streaming platforms. VICE meets with the major players of “Teenage Dirtbag” (all NYC-based) to learn the long and unlikely journey of the song’s success.”– VICE
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